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2014 Stratus Syrah

Varieties
Syrah
Vintage
2014
Country
Canada
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2022
Description

Deep ruby in colour this well-structured and balanced Syrah is showing intense aromatics of pepper spice, black raspberry and blueberry with undertones of floral violets. The tannin on the palate is soft and smooth and there is a fresh edge of acidity that keeps the wine lively in the glass. Drinking well now but will continue to develop in the coming years.

Body

medium

Growing Conditions

2014's growing season was a little slow off the mark, with a cold spring that delayed budbreak. Unseasonably cool in the summer, we had slow maturation of both whites and reds. The year was looking very favourable for fresh whites with cool-climate character, then a very warm September / October arrived to finally mature the reds. Picking very late in the fall rewarded us with fully ripe reds with beautiful acidity and red fruit character.